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 - This feud developed the fame of Andy Johnson...
This feud developed the fame of Andy Johnson who has somewhat uninstlv been classed as the worst of the Eastern Kentucky outlaws Johnson became involved involved in the quarrel through his efforts as Marshal of Pineville to restore order He had to kill several objectors before he carried his point but he carried it John - son has yielded like the rest to the new era and is now a prosperous sawmill owner a telephone proprietor and a capitalist capitalist at Pineville Though Bell county more than any other ot the feud - ridden counties has felt the effect of Entern Kentucky development development a little or the old spirit still larks in some of its fastnesses The few oid outlaws who refused to yield tocivilua tion have been re - enforced by the tough characters who drifted in with the railroad railroad and brought modern methods to the aid of the primitive mountain variety of murder The little region hear Pineville known as South America stretching over into Tennessee still harbors a gang of cutthroats and ruffians the most notorious notorious of whom Berry Turner was arrested arrested a few days ago in Tennessee Turner and the Partons have been giving a feeble imitation of the old - time feudf but he was more strictly an outlaw without without a following though an offshoot of the Yellow Creek gang TBS tCMlB - IIOWABD HiaCXnaBSTiHMXO Tbe Turner family which seems to have been particularly addicted to the lend busintjj also figured in the troubles in Harlan count The Howards were on the other side and were the aggressive party - jseany - every ooay in aarisn county Is named either Howard or Turner Turner so the feud was in - no dancer of run ning out or mAterlal and for six years it flourished luxuriantly untD the State took a nana aoout urea year ago ana sen tin e militia into the county to hUp the court straighten up nostra The Heroes of this war wMt Will Ttnwil nH Uil war were TVila Howard and Wils Jennings and operations were conducted on a big seals Wils Howard lived in the hills surrounded by a band of followers followers He amused himself bv occasionally besieging Harlan Courthouse and had reduced reduced the entire county to a state of subjection subjection when County Judge iLewis Wr J united aa army declared war against

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 Apr 1892, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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